1935 Ford Was Step Forward For Ford

May 26, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

1935 Ford photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in Carson City.1935 FordThis 1935 Ford was photographed at the 2022 Downtown Revival Car Show in Carson City. In announcing the 1935 lineup of Fords, a company brochure stated, “We added beauty and a new kind of ride!”

And you can see that in this 1935 Ford that was photographed at the 2022 Downtown Revival Car Show in Carson City. Since I’m far from an expert in cars, I cannot tell you how much this Ford was or was not customized. If you can, please email me.

While I'm not exactly sure of this 1935 Ford model, it looks to me like a 1935 Ford Tudor, which was part of Ford's introduction of the Model 48 as a V-8 update to the Model 40A.

The company offered two Tudor trim lines: DeLuxe and standard.

1935 Ford photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in Carson City.1935 FordThis 1935 Ford was photographed at the 2022 Downtown Revival Car Show in Carson City. “Just as the first Ford V-8 revised all conceptions of power, pick-up and flexibility in low-priced cars, so the Ford V-8 for 1935 brings to this same field a new interpretation of riding smoothness and stability,” according to the “Ford V-8 for 1935” brochure that I downloaded from Ford’s archival website.

“Coupled with time-proved V-8 performance, Centre-Poise redoubles the satisfaction and pleasure of Ford ownership.”

Ford was big on this V-8 lineup (look at the photos of other Ford V-8S offered in 1935 that I've provided).

1935 Ford photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in Carson City.1935 FordThis 1935 Ford was photographed at the 2022 Downtown Revival Car Show in Carson City.

“If the new Ford V-8s offered no other advancements, they would be the finest Fords ever built. But you will find them distinguished by many other noteworthy features.”

The new Ford V-8 offered “new beauty and style; room and luxurious interiors; Clear-Vision ventilation; Safety Glass throughout in De Luxe models; welded all-steel bodies; softer clutch action; easier, more positive braking; improved steering; {and} larger tires,” according to the brochure.

The Ford V-8 was already well-established by 1935 with more than a million owners, according to Ford.

“{They have} proved the dependability and economy of the Ford V-8 engine,” the brochure notes. “New ‘direct-flow’ ventilation of the crankcase {e}nsures still longer life and greater efficiency.”

1935 Ford photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in Carson City.1935 FordThis 1935 Ford was photographed at the 2022 Downtown Revival Car Show in Carson City. Ford called the V-8 “distinctive with new style and beauty” and said it “reveals smart, modern styling in every graceful line.”

“All new Ford V-8s are distinguished by their finish and appointments both inside and out,” the brochure notes.

Ford was also proud of its engineering of the 1935 Ford V-8 models.

"Centre-Pointe ~ a new feature of Ford V-8 cars ~ combines comfort with stability and safety as never before," the brochure notes. "It embodies three fundamental principles of design: First, correct spring suspension; Second, correct distribution of weight; Third, correct location of passengers within the car.

1935 Ford photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in Carson City.1935 FordThis 1935 Ford was photographed at the 2022 Downtown Revival Car Show in Carson City. "To employ one or two of these principles is not enough, nor can one of them predominate at the expense of others. The new, easy riding springs of the Ford car would not by themselves provide the comfortable ride desired at all speeds.

"Therefore," the brochure continues, "Ford Centre-Poise has combined all three principles and has archived unusual riding comfort with maximum stability and safety."

The sixth-annual Downtown Revival Car Show will be held in Carson City on Saturday, July 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hosted by Esther Chapter #3, Order of the Eastern Star, the awesome car show will be held on Carson Street between Robinson and Fifth streets.

Image from the 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure.1935 Ford Brochure ImageThis image is from a 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure. I hope you enjoy the nostalgia, of going back in time. © 2023 The Ford Motor Co. The roll-in will begin at 6 a.m., judging at 10 a.m. and awards at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is $40 (through June 30). Day-of-show registration is $45. The show is rain-or-shine, with no refunds.

If you want your vehicle in this show, best to sign up now because registration is limited to first 400.

"Please complete one registration per car," according to an informational Eventbrite post. "One shirt per registration will be included with your registration fee. Additional shirts may be purchased at the show while supplies last."

Image from the 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure.1935 Ford Brochure ImageThis image is from a 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure. I hope you enjoy the nostalgia, of going back in time. © 2023 The Ford Motor Co. For more information, phone Jim Hoff at 775-741-0899 or Sharon Hoff at 775-790-0921.

The Eventbrite website that I've seen the car show advertised on is still taking entries. 

This image is from a 1967 Ford Mustang brochure. I hope you enjoy the nostalgia, of going back in time. And, for some, I hope it brings back pleasant memories.

Disclaimer: Ford images used on this site are courtesy of Ford. Its multimedia license agreement says "images, video and audio from {its} Website are provided for the purpose of editorial use only."

Image from the 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure.1935 Ford Brochure ImageThis image is from a 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure. I hope you enjoy the nostalgia, of going back in time. © 2023 The Ford Motor Co. I have used them only for editorial illustrations. They are not available from my site for commercial use or for downloads. They are copyrighted by Ford Motor Co. (© 2023 The Ford Motor Co. All Rights Reserved.)

Thank you to Ford for making its archives available for car enthusiasts.

I'm a retired member of The Society of Professional Journalists. My website features my commercial and non-commercial photography.

Furthermore, this blog and other parts of this site are also journalistic (editorial).

Lastly, all my car images that were personally taken by me are offered for free as non-commercial downloads.

Image from the 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure.1935 Ford Brochure ImageThis image is from a 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure. I hope you enjoy the nostalgia, of going back in time. © 2023 The Ford Motor Co. Image from the 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure.1935 Ford Brochure ImageThis image is from a 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure. I hope you enjoy the nostalgia, of going back in time. © 2023 The Ford Motor Co. Image from the 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure.1935 Ford Brochure ImageThis image is from a 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure. I hope you enjoy the nostalgia, of going back in time. © 2023 The Ford Motor Co. Image from the 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure.1935 Ford Brochure ImageThis image is from a 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure. I hope you enjoy the nostalgia, of going back in time. © 2023 The Ford Motor Co. Image from the 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure.1935 Ford Brochure ImageThis image is from a 1935 Ford V-8 lineup brochure. I hope you enjoy the nostalgia, of going back in time. © 2023 The Ford Motor Co.


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